Out N About Sports
By Bill Malcolm
The Greater Indianapolis Fourth of July Classic (TGIF), an international LGBT bowling tournament, will be held July 1-3 in Indianapolis at Royal Pin Western Bowl. Find information at www.facebook.com/TGIFClassic/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open water swim comes to Eagle Creek
The USMS Nationals 2 Mile Swim at Eagle Creek Park will be held on June 18. There should be 200 to 250 participants in the one- or two-mile open water swimming races. The 21-mile race counts as a national Championship event. Details at USMS.org.
IndyTennis at Detroit and Columbus
In addition to their play Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Riverside Park (and other locations), several IndyTennis team members are playing in upcoming Midwest tennis meets, including the Motor City Classic (June 11-13) and the Columbus Classic (July 22-24). They recently traveled to meets in Toronto, Orlando and Palm Springs.
Upcoming U.S. GLTA Tournaments include: Denver, June 3-5; Detroit, June 11-13; Boston, June 17-19; and July 2-4 tournaments in Seattle, San Diego and Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Registration opens for Paris 2018
The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) announced the major milestone of opening registration for Gay Games 10, taking place Aug. 4-12, 2018, in Paris, France, in 2018. Early registration is encouraged with incentives at www.paris2018.com.
Built upon the principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best since 1982, the Federation of Gay Games exists to promote equality in sport and culture for all. The Gay Games was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games were held in San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010) and Cleveland/Akron (2014).
Mark your calendars
June 4 – Pride Walk, Talbot Street
June 12 – Circle City Softball starts at Chuck Klein softball fields, 4702 Rockville Road
Frontrunners, meet at Indianapolis Zoo, 6:30 p.m.
Frontrunners, meet at Butler University
Indy Tennis, meet at Riverside Park or Garfield Park
Circle City Pride Softball at Chuck Klein softball fields
Bill Malcolm covers the Indianapolis-area LGBT sports scene for The Word.